Stars Supporting ‘WhyHunger’

Bruce Springsteen, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Paul McCartney, Eagles and Fleetwood Mac are just a few of the top-tier acts fighting the good fight against hunger and poverty by working with WhyHunger’s Summer Meals Rock For Kids campaign.

You can add Chicago, Jackson Browne, moe., Dirty Heads, Hot Tuna, Zac Brown Band, Peter Yarrow and Noel Paul Stookey of Peter, Paul & Mary, and The Golden BoysFrankie Avalon, Fabian and Bobby Rydell to the list as well as chef Aarón Sánchez.  They’re among the high-profile folks offering exclusive tickets, meet-and-greets and merch to raise funds for WhyHunger’s aim to provide children with free nutritious meals.

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Pearl Concert Theater, Las Vegas, Nev.

WhyHunger is part of the legacy of the late singer/songwriter Harry Chapin, who co-founded the organization, originally called “World Hunger Year,” with then WPLJ announcer Bill Ayres in 1975.  Ayres serves as WhyHunger’s executive director.

“We are thrilled to have so many artists, activists and friends rallying around the Summer Meals Rock For Kids campaign to ensure that all kids have access to healthy meals to keep their bodies and minds active this summer,” Ayres said.  “We believe that everyone, especially children, should have the right to nutritious food and are fighting for a day when every American has that right.”

Springsteen kicked off the summer campaign by auctioning tickets and E Street Lounge passes for selected dates on his “High Hopes” U.S. spring tour.  Springsteen’s efforts raised over $41,000 for the cause.

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New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, Fairgrounds Racecourse, New Orleans, La.

WhyHunger’s Summer Meals Rock For Kids campaign is currently offering two tickets and a “eat-and-greet” to the Zac Brown Band headlining concert of your choice and pairs of tickets to see and meet Hot Tuna at the Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg, Pa., June 14 and at Milwaukee’s Pabst Theater July 18.  Click here for more information.